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Newark Airport runway closed after plane incident – ​​NBC New York

Some flights to Newark Liberty International Airport were grounded after a plane left the airport’s runway while landing Thursday afternoon, the FAA said.

The FAA said some flights departing from Newark had to be halted at their originating airport after an Embraer private jet went off the runway, which remains closed. Due to the runway closure, the airport’s ability to accept arriving aircraft is reduced, according to the FAA.

A wing of the private plane was damaged in the incident, which occurred around 1:50 p.m., according to the Port Authority.

No injuries were reported. The runway will remain closed for an investigation which the Port Authority says could impact arrivals and departures.

The FAA website listed a temporary ground stop at Newark starting at 3 p.m., which was later changed to ground delay.

Departures from Newark were delayed by 15 minutes or more, while flights to Newark from other airports were delayed by an average of about 95 minutes, the site said.

United Airlines, in a social media response to a passenger, said some flights had to bypass Newark airspace.

“A plane was stuck on the EWR runway, and some planes had to bypass the airspace,” the message said.

News Source : www.nbcnewyork.com
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